Personally, I'd love it if they moved to time-based versioning, i.e. 11.8 (August 2011), 11.11 (November 2011) or to something closer to what chromium does: 40, 41, 42 for each release (drop 2.6, it doesn't offer anything other than nostalgia, everything else can be tracked through the git hashes).

People put way too much emphasis on useless fluff such as detailed version numbers.